Menu
Cart

Active Workwear News Blog

Helly Hansen Safety Footwear Range

Posted by Cathy Houghton at

Helly Hansen Safety Footwear Range Specialists in footwear since the late 1800s, Helly Hansen’s expertise is renowned across industries. Providing suitable and adequate workwear for industrial and working sectors, as well as the casual and leisure market.  The Helly Hansen brand is not one that rests on its laurels and has continued to evolve and innovate, covering all aspects of workwear clothing, which has included a range of safety and non-safety footwear.  The HH footwear range offers both low cut and high styles, offering the best in occupational safety, with great features, innovative designs all from a respected brand.  Some...

Read more →

Calling all workers – it’s cold outside!

Posted by Cathy Houghton at

It’s now that time of year where temperatures are known to fall, and the cold is inevitably ready to set in.  But, falling temperatures can make for severe and hazardous working conditions, posing several risks to workers, such as the increased chance of frostbite, hyperthermia, and more. For industrial workers, work doesn’t stop just because it gets cold. So, protecting yourself and your employees becomes vital.  There is a solution!  Active workwear has a range of EN 342 cold protection workwear, offering the best in high visibility, rain resistant, and flame-resistant clothing.  With the EN 342 certified range, you can be...

Read more →

The History of Helly Hansen

Posted by Cathy Houghton at

140 years of evolving innovation – the Helly Hansen brand is one that has changed the face of workwear across all industries and throughout all sectors.  Products include footwear, industrial workwear, outerwear, streetwear, survival and rescue gear, fishing equipment, and more!  But who is Helly Hansen, and where did it all begin?  Helly Hansen was a Norwegian producer of textiles and in particular functional workwear.  Starting the brand journey in 1877, Captain Helly Juel Hansen began his search for better protection against the harsh Norwegian elements.  Particularly looking at how he and others could be better protected when out at sea.  Working...

Read more →

Health and Safety in `Hot Works` Environments

Posted by Cathy Houghton at

Not all workplaces can avoid creating a hot environment, where working with fire and naked flames is an essential part of the job.  These environments are often referred to as `hot works, ` where anything associated with heat, sparks, naked flames, etc.are a big part of the workload.  Hot work environments can include welding, glass blowing, and even industrial air arc gauging.  Abiding by Health and Safety at work regulations is vital to keep employees safe within these environments, and below, we’ve provided some hints and tips for operating in these high-profile environments.  Helping to keep your workforce safe  Regularly service and maintained equipment – following a...

Read more →

What to wear with a hoodie?

Posted by Cathy Houghton at

Have you ever looked deep into your wardrobe and wondered what would work well with a hoodie?  How to layer up and still look fresh and stylish?  In this post, we look at the different clothing options that let you layer up, rock a hoodie at work, and wear your hoodie with style and confidence.  Hoodies, for some, including the Active Workwear team, are a popular piece of clothing.  Suitable and just right for a range of different environments, hoodies help to provide that additional layer of warmth all while looking smart and trendy.  For all hoodies have stuck around,...

Read more →